Travel by car and parking QMC and Treatment Centre
QMC is on the western side of the city, just on the east side (inside) of the Nottingham ring road at its junction with the A52. The A52 crosses the M1 at junction 25.
Leave the M1 motorway at junction 25, and take the 'A52 to Nottingham', past Stapleford, Bramcote and Wollaton Park. As you pass the university on your right you will come to a large traffic island with QMC on the right immediately after the island. Turn right here, take the first slip road on the left into the hospital grounds and continue around the hospital perimeter road.
Parking at QMC
The Trust enforces parking rules at our sites. This means that anyone parking dangerously, obstructing red lined or hatchet areas, or failing to follow local parking rules could face a £50 fine (reduced to £25 if paid in 14 days).
The main patient and visitor parking areas at QMC are car park 1 (access on East Road) and car park 3 (access at the junction between East Road and South Road).
Follow the signs when arriving at QMC, or see the map below (click to enlarge).
Parking charges - QMC
We've introduced an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) barrier system, with electronic boards at car park entrances to show how many spaces are available.
Your number plate will be read at the barrier as you drive in. When you return to your car, you need to enter your registration number into the payment machine, which will calculate how much you owe. After payment, the barrier will automatically rise as you leave the car park.
You can pay by card in all locations: cash payments are limited to:
- City: maternity, yellow car park, purple car park.
- QMC: tram bridge; EENT entrance (opposite South Block)
Parking charges are as follows:
|up to 1 hour||£2|
|up to 8 hours||£6.50|
|up to 24 hours||£8|
Disabled parking remains free.
Parking Charges - Treatment Centre
Charges in the Nottingham Treatment Centre car park are different to QMC, and these prices can be found below:
|30 minutes to 2 hours||£2.60|
|over 6 hours||£25|
Payment is required on departure and change is given from the Treatment Centre's car parking machine.
If your appointment over-runs and you are a patient at the NHS Treatment Centre, you will pay a maximum capped charge of £6.00. Please visit the main reception desk to have your ticket validated for you.
If the Treatment Centre car park is full, there are three QMC car parks nearby. The closest car park to the Treatment Centre is Car Park 3, which is situated behind the Treatment Centre.
NUH Car Parking FAQs
Paying for your parking
Parking fees apply 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
Motorcycles are exempt from parking charges but should always be parked considerately.
Parking payments are not transferrable between sites.
Drop-offs and pick-ups
The parking management system at both hospitals allows up to 30 minutes for drop-offs and pick-ups. Visitors using the car parks for this purpose will need to collect a free 30 minute parking ticket from the pay and display machine on site and should display this in their car window.
Please be aware that spending longer than this in a car park without paying the appropriate fee, even if you stay with your vehicle, will result in a parking charge notice.
How does all this affect Blue Badge holders?
All designated Blue Badge parking areas are free for those who are displaying a valid Blue Badge. Any Blue Badge holder wishing to park in the barriered visitor car parks are required to pay the tariff.
What happens if my appointment runs late and I haven’t paid for enough parking?
We advise that you select a car parking tariff which allows enough time for you to attend your appointment and make it back to your car and accounts for any delays.
There are also Pay on Foot car parks (barrier controlled) would be the better options if appointments have the potential to go over time or be delayed.
Exemptions / Discounts
Under certain circumstances, patients or visitors may be entitled to discounted parking (concessionary) or Free parking (Congress) - for example, in the event of a patient having to attend regularly (e.g. Chemotherapy ). These decisions are made on a case by case basis and patients and/or their relatives are required to discuss this with ward managers in the first instance.
Patients can find out more information about the criteria here: https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/help-with-health-costs/healthcare-travel-costs-scheme-htcs/ .
Also those who are in receipt of specific benefits can also claim the parking charge back at the general cashiers desk (B Floor - QMC) or the Finance office (St Francis building) City hospital.
What other travel options are available for those visiting our hospitals?
We will never have enough spaces to meet the demand on our car parks and therefore we continue to work with our partners to maximise the alternative transport options for patients, visitors and staff to help reduce the traffic and congestion at our hospitals.
Other travel options include:
Parking Charge Notices (PCNs)
Please note that motorists who fail to pay the appropriate tariff for their stay or otherwise breach the car parking terms and conditions at either hospital may be issued with a PCN by the Trusts contracting partner First Parking. These charges are set at £50 or £25 if paid within 14 days.
If you have received a PCN following your visit to either of our hospitals, you will need to contact First Parking directly to pay the charge. This is done by following the instructions printed on the PCN.
We encourage anyone who feels they have received a PCN unfairly to contact First Parking to lodge an appeal. To raise an appeal you must follow the instructions on the PCN and all the appeals processes are done online.
Additionally, any registered vehicle keeper who has had their appeal rejected by First Parking will have their appeal reviewed further by the Trust, if however the Trust appeal is also rejected a letter will be set via First Parking to communicate the outcome. This rejection letter will also give details of a third and final appeals process which can be raised through the independent body POPLA (Parking on Private Land Appeals) within 28 days.
The only method of appeal is via the First Parking online service.
Who can I contact with any more questions or if I have a problem?
If you have a query or need advice about parking options and charges please contact:
Car Parking Office, City Hospital: 0115 969 1169 ext 52013
Car Parking Office, QMC: 0115 924 9924 ext 62072